Great 2011 group packages available

Fan Appreciation

For companies and businesses looking for an experience like no other for their employees or clients, Michigan International Speedway is offering great pricing for groups of 10 or more for the 2011 race season.

Recognizing that group sales is important to businesses at all levels regionally and nationally, MIS has announced various staff promotions and hirings within the ticket department to accommodate and focus on group sales packages.

Information about group sales packages can be found at or by calling 517-592-1134.

“We have seen the demand for group sales increase over the last couple of years, so it only makes sense to offer even better packages for businesses, companies or large groups of race fans, for the 2011 season,” MIS Director of Ticketing Linda Wyne said. “These staff changes will help us in these efforts to provide groups a wonderful experience while they attend a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend at MIS this summer.”

Rob Hemmig, a ticket agent for MIS since 2008, has been promoted to group sales manager effective immediately. Hemmig will oversee all group sales efforts for the speedway, including working with companies human resources departments to offer group tickets to their respective employees or cliental.

Hemmig holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich. He was a four-year baseball player for the Saints and served as an assistant coach for the team while completing his master’s degree. Hemmig and his wife, Joy, reside in Adrian.

Additionally, the speedway has announced the hiring of Sean Nowaczyk and Ian Kirkpatrick. Nowaczyk will work with Hemmig in group sales as well as overseeing the track’s mobile ticket office. Originally from Brighton, Mich., Nowaczyk completed his bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights last summer while interning in the speedway’s ticket office.

Nowaczyk replaces former MTO coordinator Chris Lykins, who now handles the speedway’s marketing efforts as a consumer marketing specialist. Lykins will be responsible for the track’s Fan Appreciation Program, upcoming Kids Club and other marketing efforts. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Lykins was the mobile ticket office coordinator for six years. The Adrian, Mich. resident is a native of West Chester, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati.

Kirkpatrick joins the MIS staff after serving in the ticket office for Richmond International Raceway since 2008. Kirkpatrick, originally from Hillsdale, Mich., was a ticketing intern for MIS in 2007 and is a ticket agent effective immediately. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike. 

The best, guaranteed lowest prices in 2011 will go to renewal customers and new customers who make a $30 goodwill deposit. Renewals are under way for 2010 ticket holders. New customers can log onto or call 800-354-1010 to leave a deposit. That deposit ensures race fans get the best pricing for 2011.

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